Treatment Of Gallbladder stones
Single Hole Cholecystectomy is a standard treatment for symptomatic gallstones. It requires only one (1-2 cms) small incision in the abdomen to allow the insertion of surgical instruments. The cystic duct and the cystic artery are identified, skeletonised then clipped with tiny titanium clips. The gallbladder (except malignant ones) is separated from liver bed and removed through one small incision. Single hole cholecystectomy does not require the abdominal muscles to be cut, resulting in less pain, quicker healing, improved cosmetic results, and fewer complications. Most patients can be discharged on the same or the following day and may return to work in about a week.
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC) is a treatment for gallstones which requires 3 to 4 small incisions in the abdomen to allow the insertion of surgical instruments and a small video camera. After the initial incisions, the surgeon inflates the abdominal cavity with carbon dioxide. The camera sends a magnified image from inside the body to a video monitor, giving the surgeon a close-up view of the organs and tissues.The surgeon watches the monitor and performs the operation by manipulating the surgical instruments through separate small incisions. The cystic duct and the cystic artery are identified, skeletonised then clipped with tiny titanium clips. The gallbladder is separated from liver bed and removed through one of the small incisions.
Rarely, the laparoscopic cholecystectomy will be converted to an open cholecystectomy due to technical difficulty or in the interest of safety.
Open Cholecystectomy is the traditional treatment for gallstones, the gallbladder is removed through a 5 to 8 inch long incision (cut) in your abdomen. The cut is made just below your ribs on the right side and goes to just below your waist.
Shanti Ved Hospitals are conducting Single Hole Cholecystectomy on regular basis since 1990.